Crococun: Amazing Zoo in the Riviera Maya

When my family decided to go to Mexico as my high school graduation present, I was beyond excited. But, I didn’t want to be one of those people who just sat on the resort the whole trip. (If you’re one of those people, that’s fine too.) My family started looking for excursions beyond the resort, and one thing we discovered was Crococun.
Crococun, located in Puerto Morales, is an interactive conservationist zoo. I’ve been to some petting zoos and conservation areas before, but let me tell you: there’s nothing like this anywhere I’ve been before.
When we arrived, our family was assigned a personal tour guide through the zoo. Our tour guide was a native Mexican, but had lived in Texas in his youth, and spoke perfect English. The tour lasted a little over an hour, and took us fully into the habitats of many native Mexican animals.
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Science Made Fun with Eitech & Awesome Giveaway!

I try to sneak educational activities into my kids’ lives whenever I get a chance. Just ask my kids who complain to their father every time we go on a trip, “Don’t let Mom take us anywhere educational! This is supposed to be a vacation!” Obviously, my plans succeed better sometimes than others. I’ve spent a lot of time (and money) on toys that encourage learning over the years and one brand I keep returning to is Eitech. Their steel construction sets come in a variety of skill sets, from beginner to adult, and each kit ranges in the number of pieces from 100 to 1000. Even better, the sets encourage the entire family to participate in the construction.

eitech marble run

Our track will look like the model on the left when we are done.

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DIY Family Movie Night Ideas For Summer


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Ugly Cell Phone Towers Be Gone!


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Sick Pet? Need Advice? #VetonDemand


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